Raak mij aan! Touch me!

Once upon a time, Congo Mirador, on the shore of Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, was a fairly prosperous fishing village.

The houses floated on the lake, which is located above one of the largest oil fields in Latin America. In recent years, the village has become increasingly deteriorated. Sedimentation is making the lake shallower and it is costing the residents a lot of effort to keep their houses afloat. At the center of the film are two prominent villagers who are fighting to preserve their community. Mrs. Tamara is an influential businesswoman and passionate supporter of President Chávez, who died in 2013, and his successor Maduro. With national elections looming, she does not hesitate to buy votes, to the disgust of her rival Natalie, the village schoolteacher, who favors the opposition.

Anabel Rodríguez Ríos follows all this with compassion and an eye for beauty. She shows us a picture of a community that is undeniably going down despite the resilience of its people, reflecting a country in deep political and economic crisis.

Spanish spoken, English subtitles

Agenda

Wednesday 22 September
19:00 till 20:49
Camera 4
€ 11.00

Women Make Film

Women have written, directed and produced films since the early days of cinema. Still, they are rarely over-represented on lists and at award ceremonies. That’s why you can see the brand new monumental documentary series Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema in September. We will also screen some 25 surprising and ceiling-breaking gems you should not miss, all of them made by female film makers.

In collaboration with Internationaal Filmfestival Assen.

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